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Editorial overview: theoretical traditions in social values for sustainability

Christopher M Raymond, Jasper O Kenter, Carena J van Riper, Andrea Rawluk, Dave Kendal



This special feature provides an impression of the plurality of social values for sustainability, taking into account theoretical traditions within mainstream and heterodox economics; positive, social and environmental psychology; human geography; anthropology; sociology; religious and indigenous studies and business management. Papers in this issue respond to questions of: how do we conceptualise social values; how do we integrate or share social values; what are processes for learning about and mechanisms for forming and changing social values; and what are the associations between social values and behaviour or well-being? Consistent with post-normal science, we suggest that there is no o..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the Valuing Nature Programme for funding a paper-writing workshop associated with this special feature (funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) under grant reference NE/M005410/1). Also, we would like to thank all special feature authors and reviewers for the timely and insightful contributions to this body of work.